TCL uses its TV expertise to make Mini LED gaming monitors

It takes two, to tango.

TCL Gaming Monitor.

TCL is traditionally known for its large-scale TVs and, admittedly, the last brand you would think of when considering a gaming monitor. However, recently the TV maker has made some serious strides in the space. Just last year, the brand unveiled a dome-shaped 4K monitor alongside a bunch of TVs and ultrawide displays. Each rocked high resolutions and equally high refresh rates targeting both content creators and gamers alike.

This time, the brand has focussed its efforts on bringing not one but two equally impressive Mini LED gaming monitors. Both monitors are based on its proprietary ‘Fast HVA’ display technology and target the high-end market. The duo share similar features, including 8-bit+FRC colour bit depth, Quantum Dot Color, VESA DisplayHDR 1400 certifications, and a peak brightness of 1600nits. Surprisingly, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

TCL 27R83U Gaming Monitor Specs

Feature-rich specs

The TCL 27R83U is the smallest of the bunch. It features a 27in flat mini-led panel with 1,152 local dimming zones. Plus, a native 4K resolution, 160Hz refresh rate, and a 1ms GTG response time. Meanwhile, the TCL 34R83Q offers a 34in ultrawide HVA display with a 1,500R curvature and 3440×1440 resolution. It also has a slightly higher 170Hz refresh rate and 1ms GtG response time.

Both monitors excel in colour accuracy and range. The 27R83U covers 99% of the sRGB, 97% of the Adobe RGB, and 95% of the DCI-P3 colour space, while the 34R83Q covers 99% of the DCI-P3, 95% of the Adobe RGB, and 97% of the DCI-P3 colour space. Rounding off, they’re also Pantone Validated, AMD FreeSync Premium certified, and Nvidia G-Sync Compatible.

TCL 34R83Q Gaming Monitor Specs

Last but not least, both share the same connectivity options, including dual HDMI 2.1 ports, a single DisplayPort 1.4, USB 3.2 Gen 2 with 90W power delivery, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, one USB 3.0 Type-B, and a headphone jack. Audio is covered by two 3W down-firing speakers, and there’s built-in KVM support for equal measure.

TCL has yet to officially announce the price and availability of the displays, though the 34R83Q is reportedly being sold by some French retailers for €1,199. It faces tough competition, considering the 200Hz ViewSonic Elite XG341C-2K on Amazon has already seen a massive discount to $799. Still, we’ll keep our eyes peeled until we find out more.